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Oppositions View: Steve Bruce



Sunderland boss Steve Bruce watched his side throw away a two goal lead against Birmingham and in his opinion, referee Anthony Taylor should shoulder the blame.

Goals from Scott Dann and Liam Ridgewell in the final 12 minutes of the game made sure that the points were shared, but Bruce bemoaned Taylor's decision to send off Cattermole for a second bookable offence just before the break.

'The first yellow card, nobody in the ground knows what it's for,' the Sunderland boss told Sky Sports.

'Cameron Jerome fell over and made a meal of it but apparently he hasn't booked him for that but for Catts kicking the ball away. I've seen it and he never kicked the ball away, he passed it to them.

'You could say Catts was naive on the second one but in my opinion the referee, I think it's his second or third game, he was out of his depth and if you're going to fast-track people through they have to be exceptional.

'I don't want to criticise referees but I think he's only been refereeing for four years and it looked like it.

'For it to be in a Premier League game, when we've got (fourth official) Chris Foy standing there, one of the best officials, it doesn't make sense. Today, all the big decisions, in my opinion, he got them wrong.'

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Date:Sunday August 15 2010

Time: 2:48AM

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Disgraceful comments - where is the respect? The guy clearly deserved two yellow cards - Bruce should be berating Caattermole not the referee.
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15/08/2010 11:59:00

 

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